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Centercut
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@crusher, good point.  I think that shooters are still having a hard time wrapping their brains around the scientific fact that the time the pellet spends in the wind has nothing to do with how much the wind affects the pellet, and is almost solely dependent on the BC of the pellet at that speed… 

It is so counterintuitive that even after reading the logically presented and scientifically proven explanations, a lot of shooters don't buy it…  But like I said, physics are physics. Just because everyone once said the world is flat doesn't mean that it is…

You have Strelok Pro, so try this. The algorithms in Strelok are based on calculations similar to the above. Take one of your set ups, like your .30 RAW.  Look at the main screen, and add a wind speed, say 10 MPH at 90 degrees and 100 yard distance.  Leave your JSB Exact 44.8 gr. pellet speed where it is (860 FPS?), and BC at probably around .042.  Hit calculate, and see how much horizontal (wind) drift there is in inches and mil.  Now go ahead and input 1000 FPS for the speed, and change nothing else.  Hit calculate. Surprise!  Its no better, in fact, its probably worse…  ;)

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